To say depression is difficult to deal with is the biggest understatement in the world.
Approximately 350 million people globally are affected by the mental health condition. It prompts debilitating symptoms, ranging from a loss of motivation and sleep to excruciating headaches and appetite changes. But arguably the worst part is feeling totally isolated while managing these symptoms.
If you’re experiencing depression, know that you’re not alone. There are others who understand the hardships of the mental health disorder and the spot-on tweets below are proof.
Depression is feeling dead inside, struggling to find hope and meaning, not a description of how you feel when McDonald's screws your order.— Casey Bennett (@cabennetttt) July 13, 2016
el chapo can escape prison three times, yet my clinical depression has been holding me captive all my life!!!— eve peyser (@evepeyser) July 8, 2016
The only thing more depressing than depression is someone telling you to stop being depressed.— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) July 12, 2016
“you don’t look depressed though”— tina (@tinatbh) January 19, 2015
oh yeah sorry i forgot to bring my literal dark cloud with me today
DEPRESSION: what if u just ignored all of your deadlines and friends and the idea of showering— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) February 7, 2016
ME: depression, no
DEPRESSION: DEPRESSION YES
Me: depression isn’t bothering me— millena (@_yellowpaint) July 4, 2016
Me: *forgets to eat, either sleeps too much or not at all, feels nothing 90% of the time, cry a lot*
Don't tell someone with depression to "just get over it." You wouldn't throw someone who can't swim in the ocean and tell them to not drown.— Damn Depression (@BeyondBrokenDep) July 7, 2016
Me: *tries to make plans to be productive*— LinDon't (@LunarReflector) July 4, 2016
Depression: Ah! Mm no you are booked solid.
Me: But I have no immediate obligat--
Reminder: If you feel like you might have a mental health disorder, there’s nothing wrong with seeking professional support. Research shows that mental health treatment ― whether it’s through talk therapy, medication or both ― is the most effective way to manage any psychological condition. You deserve to be happy and healthy.